The pharmacist will support a high level service commitment to specialty pharmacy and transplant patients across University of Michigan Health System community pharmacies where Specialty Pharmacy services exist, mainly in the East Ann Arbor Health Center and Taubman Center. The pharmacist will provide expertise in the continuously expanding area of specialty medications, the complex diseases they treat; and, the special handling, dosing, and administration associated with self-administered specialty drugs.
The pharmacist will have responsibility for high-volume dispense-checking; possess knowledge over a variety of complex specialty disease states; and, support clinical protocols for specialty and transplant patient care observed by UMHS clinics and providers. Ideal candidate must be flexible and adaptable to change as this is a rapidly growing area and the working environment will continue to change.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include timely medication profile review and reconciliation; verification of prescription orders; adherence to clinical protocols; and, outreach to Specialty Pharmacy patients and providers regarding their specialty medication treatment. Other activities include patient counseling, health care provider education, and maintenance of regular pharmacy operations, including compliance with regulatory and institutional practices. Pharmacist responsibilities are focused to ensure optimal effectiveness, appropriateness, and safety of medications used throughout the institution as well as providing accurate and timely drug information to members of the healthcare teams and patients.
Core functions include:
Order Verification/ Profile Review: Review, clarification and processing medication orders in a timely manner while assuring appropriateness of therapy. Proactive patient intervention is required to assist patients with management of complex disease states and medications.
Teaching: Pharmacists serve as preceptors for Doctor of Pharmacy students on a variety of rotations including Introductory Pharmacy Patient Experiences (IPPEs) during the third year and pharmacy practice clerkship rotations during the fourth year.
Quality Improvement: Pharmacists provide input and suggestions for process and workflow improvements to enhance the care that is provided to patients. Activities include evaluating opportunities, initiating action plans, and following through until successful implementation of the improvement.
Supervision of Work Area: Pharmacists provide functional supervision of technical staff working in their area including completion of job assignments and assuring adherence to regulatory and institutional policies and procedures.
To review the Department of Pharmacy Annual Pharmacy Report please visit https://www.medicine.umich.edu/dept/pharmacy/pharmacy-annual-report
- Education/ Training
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy or RPh with commensurate experience.
- Current license to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan (including a Controlled Substance license), or eligibility to become licensed within 90 days of employment start date.
- Ability to perform a variety of manual dexterity movements, including keyboarding and some compounding, actively participating in codes. Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.
- Completion of a PGY1 residency and/or BCPS certification.
- Candidates with specialty pharmacy practice experience preferred.
- Pharmacist, PharmD, is preferred
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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